Auditor to leave office after two terms

Oconee’s two-term auditor is heading to the sidelines.  Ken Nix, a Republican, last night announced he will not offer this year for a third term in office.  In a statement, Nix said, “The two terms I have been blessed with take me into full retirement age.  I sincerely thank the citizens of Oconee County in supporting me as I strived […]

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Martin faces “uphill battle”

A judge told Tamassee-Salem supporter Lynn Martin she faces an uphill battle to win her court case against Oconee public school officials and the district, but he also indicated he’s impressed by some of her points.  With five rows of supporters behind her, Lynn Martin got her chance today to make her case for the continued operation of Salem’s remaining […]

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No tree “rumor” knocked down

Pockets of dirt areas have been etched out along the route of Walhalla Streetscape, but there’s no truth to a rumor that the state DOT won’t let the city have trees along the newly-laid sidewalks.  It’s a rumor that Dan Pollock, president of Partners for Progress, wants to put to rest.  Pollock says, “We are in the process of negotiating […]

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Effie Burchfield

Mary Effie Burchfield, 98, of 307 N. Pew Street, Westminster died Tuesday at her home. She was the widow of J-T Burchfield.  The funeral will be 11 am Saturday from the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home.  Burial follows in Chauga Baptist Church cemetery.  The family receives friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Sandifer Funeral Home.  The family is at the […]

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Search UPDATE

Here’s the latest on the search of a missing man in northern Oconee County, as provided by the office of county Emergency Preparedness:  “Oconee County Emergency Services is currently working with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and Haywood County, NC Sheriff’s Office to locate an adult male that was reported missing over the weekend. The male’s vehicle was found late […]

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Search at Mountain Rest

Volunteers and others are searching cold and blustery Mountain Rest area today for a man not seen by his family since last weekend.  The missing man has been identified to 101/7/WGOG NEWS as an Asheville, North Carolina area resident not seen since last weekend.  According to Oconee Emergency Services, family members have been checking places the man frequents and found […]

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Lane closure notice in Clemson

  Strode Circle at Clermson’s Edgewood Avenue will be closed early this afternoon. According to the city, the closure is needed to open a manhole located in the middle of the street..  The manhole will be tied into the new pipe running down College Avenue.and the street will blocked until Saturday.  College Avenue traffic to and from Riggs Drive should use caution […]

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Student charged with threats via social media

In northeast Georgia a concerned student and quick response by the school and the police averted a potentially dangerous situation for Franklin County High School.  A student found a threatening post by another student on a social media site, and WLHR Lake Hartwell Radio reports the student who allegedly posted the threats on Kik has been charged with terroristic threats […]

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